That coming from a team that had 30 players from the '05 class - touted with lots of 4 and 5 stars - to see a third of them gone by the end of '07.
When NU can keep their players together for 4-5 years then talk about how great of recruits you got, but it ain't going to happen with Billy C wheeling and dealing...
Keep drinking the Kool-Aid. Stars here stars there. Show me on the field come Sept. 15th and give me back my Cy-Hawk Trophy.
Wayne Storm Lightin Bolt is credited with 5 of the current 20 recruits, Fitch with several McFarland with 2.
It's just typical Husker spin. Comments like "ISU will finish in the bottom 3rd of the conference for the 3rd straight year. Good luck next year." It gets so old and tiresome. I think the best thing about CF is that we are not subjected to rants and smack from other fanbases.
I really don't care about what the Husker recruiting class looks like. If I did, I would be on their boards, not trolling around some other teams. SOOOOO, if you want to discuss CYCLONE athletics, by all means, lets do.
If you feel the need to justify why you think NU is the best thing since sliced bread, please go do it somewhere else.
That is because even though the previous coach had "turned the program around," Iowa State was still taking flyers on kids. I know, I know the budget caused all that, but he still after 12 years wasn't getting in on a lot of top kids. And a lot of the "highly" touted kids in each years "best recruiting class ever" were borderline, either academically, of legally.
That is another trick of the mediocre, recruit kids with a few stars, that you know will never set foot on campus, and use that to show that you are getting there. Then reluctantly admit that the kid, who was a tremendous, tremendous player and kid, no doubt about it just couldn't make the necessary grades to get in. Then you can run the crap about how seriously you take academics.
All I read around here is Chizek is the greatest and that he will have things turned around in a couple of years. I don't think he will b/c he won't get enough good to great players to ISU and then add to the fact that no one knows how he'll do as a first time head coach.
ISU will struggle again next year due to lack of depth across the team and new schemes. KSU and CU are both a year ahead of ISU in their transitions. KU will be tough at home, but not much of anything on the road. Missouri has some pretty good talent, but they have Pinkle as their coach.
I follow ISU more than any other team, but that's just cause I live in Des moines and I'm subjected to their propaganda on how great ISU will be 'next year'. I pay attention to all big XII teams b/c their recruiting, coaching changes, etc... have an effect on NU.
Again, I hope Pollard and Chizek prove me wrong b/c the North needs to get much better.
1.You mean to tell me that since this is an ISU BBS that most of the post are in regards to ISU and GC.------------AMAZING, I would have never put the two and two together.
2. Isu will struggle again next year?---------------Nostradamus has nothing on you.
I hope to see a well coached, fundementally sound team that doesn't beat itself. And a team that plays hard for 60 minutes. If I see that then I will be happy, regardless of the record.
I’m just looking for
• solid fundamentals
• good game day clock management
• second half adjustments
I'll worry about other things once I see these. Although I'm not sure I will be able to recognize them right off until the shock subsides.
That said, I am encouraged by the fact that we are getting players that fill needs (OL, DT, CB) and that have attracted interest from other D-1 programs. I've seen way too many profiles in the recent past of players who's only other interest or offer came from D-1AA or mid-major programs. Time will tell whether GC is a great coach or whether JP's vision will pay off. What would you have had ISU do - continue to flounder in mediocrity and hope for better results? ISU has made changes and again, time will tell if the changes will pay off. This is an ISU fan site, so if you do not want to read pro-ISU opinion, this is probably not the best place for you to visit.
The one thing I've heard you say I can't disagree w/ is the Pinkel comment. Never underestimate the ability of Gary to coach his team out of a win.